If any of you has legal experience, or knows what to do in my situation I would really appreciate some advise. I am feeling totally bullied. We live on 1.2 acres San Diego unincorporated. We overlook (literally) a horse park with polo pony fields and an animal hospital (that homes a flock of dumped roosters). The noise from the horse park and the polo fields that hosts horse jumping events, soccer matches, airshows, polo matches, fund raisers etc. most weekends, is considerable. Legally we can have up to 25 chickens, and at least one of them can be a rooster due to the size of the property. There is a voluntary homeowners assoc. run by a lawyer and he charges the assoc. top rates for his "services". Not sure what he does except send out letters. My DH decided like about 50% of the homes, not to join as he did not see the point of giving this guy $300 a year for nothing. Earlier this year the homeowners accoc. wrote us an intimidating letter saying that they had had 2 complaints about my peacock and my rooster, and I had 30 days to get rid of them as the neighbors had a right to peace and quiet at all times of the day and night. Sadly I was so disgusted I threw away the letter, but the tone of the letter was that would be in big trouble if I did not comply. The day before the letter arrived I had chicken eggs thrown into my mailbox, all over my mail and on the box itself. That was done by someone who is seriously unstable, and this is intimidation. I have no idea who it is. Will they have a gun next time? I have been told that chickens bring down the tone of the neighborhood and why would I want to live in this "type" of neighborhood if I wanted to keep chickens? I do not want to upset anyone so I rehomed my beloved peacock, and also my rooster who as barley squawked. I had no problem at all about rehoming the peacock. He was not that noisy but in spring he did call and sometimes at night when a raccoon or bobcat was about, and I understand some people may not want to hear that at night. Now I hear roosters all day from OTHER neighbors and from the flock at the animal hospital that is a few 100 yards from my property. Am I being unreasonable to want to keep a rooster? Can the HOA lawyer actually stop me if it is just one rooster that I legally can have? What sort of trouble can he make for me? Any advise is greatly appreciated.